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HPD Software expands management team to drive client-focused approach

Wednesday 21 December 2016

HPD Software, the technology specialist for commercial finance providers, has promoted Andrea Cole to the position of global products director and Paul Bower to global commercial director.

The announcement follows on from the appointment of Kevin Day as the new CEO at the end of November, and the launch of HPD 2.0 - all focused around the company's client-centric approach.

Andrea Cole, who has been with HPD for 15 years, has been promoted from Aquarius product director. In her new role, she will be responsible for product management and development - looking at the growth and strategy of all new and existing solutions, and bringing them all under a uniform product suite. She will also manage client services including contractual service levels, client satisfaction and HPD’s growing Software as a Service.

Paul Bower has worked in the commercial division of HPD for nine years. In his new role, he will oversee all client relationships and activity in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions - creating one central point of contact for HPD customers. His responsibilities will include client management, system implementations, upgrades, training and consultancy.

Commenting on the appointments, Kevin Day, said: "Andrea and Paul have true industry knowledge and experience and are well respected within the commercial finance sector. They are absolutely the right people to help spearhead our planned business growth.

"These new appointments tie in with the recent launch of a number of strategic developments."

Andrea Cole said: "2017 will be an exciting year for HPD and our industry. I am keen to ensure our clients are well-positioned to take advantage of the changes and developments in the market - driving future success for all."

Paul Bower added: "Our work with clients is very partnership-driven and we take the time to really understand their objectives. I take pride in saying that we're not just another software company, and - working with my team - I am looking forward to providing clients with the best possible service and advice."